2014 Mourvèdre (Santa Ynez Valley)
95 POINTS Editors’ Choice
This is a complex and layered Mourvèdre. Fragrances of rose petals, cinnamon, mace, blackberry and black cherry prove almost overpowering, yet delicious. The palate puts black plum and black cherry together with star anise, clove and an array of baking spice. There’s a lot going on, but it’s harmonious and balanced.